Dulles School of Excellence
Biology and Chemistry
“Science is not done by scientists in a laboratory somewhere far, far away. I want each and every one of my students to have a natural curiosity about the world around them, and to realize that they are scientists, too.”
Verdiana serves as a mentor in the University of Chicago’s Women in Public Service Mentorship program. She also worked with Hyde Park Cats, a cat rescue organization.
While in high school, Verdiana worked as a teaching assistant for High Jump, an enrichment program for high-achieving middle school students in the Chicago Public Schools District. She enjoyed this work and began to consider a career in education.
Verdiana enjoys running, watching television, painting and baking cakes.
- The University of Chicago (Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Biology, Expected July 2015)
- The College of The University of Chicago (Bachelor of Arts in Biology)